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March 2018

Holy Name Cathedral ~ 9th Annual Lenten Pilgrimage

March 24 @ 12:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State St
Chicago, IL 60611
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The Holy Name Cathedral Lenten bus pilgrimage is back! Join us for a peaceful afternoon of exploring historic holy places on the Northside. We will pray the rosary along the way and the pilgrimage will include Palm Sunday Mass at St. Ignatius Church near Loyola University in Rogers Park. Board the yellow school bus in front of Holy Name Cathedral on State Street. Departure is at 1:00pm sharp and return to the Cathedral at the conclusion is expected around 6:45pm. …

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April 2018

Ukraine in Chicago

April 12

A perennial favorite is back! Come with the Darien Park District to Chicago's Ukrainian Village. We will explore the Ukrainian National Museum, where over 1,000 artifacts, artwork, musical instruments, embroidered folk costumes, decorated eggs "pysanky," and other historical pieces are housed. We will also visit several churches filled with colorful icons and colorful history. Lunch will be an authentic Ukrainian style meal - a luncheon treat you will not want to miss. Meet at: Darien Sportsplex, 451 Plainfield Rd., Darien…

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13 Spires

April 13

Missed the tour yesterday? Come with the Bourbonnais Township Park District to Chicago's Ukrainian Village today! This popular tour includes two sacred spaces, including the Ukrainian Cathedral with its 13 onion topped spires. The National Ukrainian Museum has over 1,100 Ukrainian artifacts, artwork, musical instruments, embroidered folk costumes and pysanky a.k.a. decorated eggs. Lunch, tour and transportation is included in price. Cost: $65 Meet at: Recreation Station, 770 E. Franklin, Bradley, IL, 60915 Please register in advance by calling the Bourbonnais Township…

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April 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join one of our groups of 'regulars' whose monthly excursions with Catholic Church Tours over the past three years have brought them to over 60 churches, shrines, basilicas and Cathedrals. We will be traveling this month to visit two places, one featuring the influence of a Spaniard, the famous St. Ignatius of Loyola, and a tour of one of the most loving and longstanding developmental homes for persons with mild to profound developmental disabilities. A filling buffet lunch will be…

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May 2018

Women of Faith

May 12 @ 9:30 am
$20 - $35

Check out three of our top ten stunningly beautiful structures dedicated to women in Chicago. These monumental destinations reflect different characters, different stories, and one vibrant focus. They shape our cityscape, and remain an influence of strength and grace. Meet at: National Shrine of Mother Cabrini, 2550 N. Lakeview, Chicago IL Tickets must be purchased in advance. Transportation is not included. Want to take this tour on another date? Just call! 312-869-2286. Minimum group size 5; maximum size varies.

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Chapel Visit ~ for Mom

May 22 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

May is the perfect month for visiting your mom.  How about inviting her to join us in the exploration of two grand, yet very different chapels that explore the significance of her roll as a mother?  The Madonna della Stradda (Our Lady of the Street) chapel's Art Decco Lake front position contrasts beautifully with chapel at the heart of the Divine Word Missionaries in Techny. Cost, registration, transportation and registration details coming soon.

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June 2018

Walking Tour

June 11 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
$20 - $35

Take a guided walking tour through one of Chicago's true neighborhoods, Bridgeport. The art and architecture of All Saints-Saint Anthony Church will be highlighted, including exterior mosaics, interior murals, and exquisite stained glass panels. We will swing by St Barbara, just before their annual festival, and explore under a another remarkable multi-domed interior space named for a most remarkable woman ... no St Bernard dog will join us, but your guide will share the story about one, a household alligator…

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Tour and a Picnic – Father’s Day Special

June 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$20 - $35

Treat Dad to this enjoyable legacy tour.  We'll begin at a brick church that was cut in half, moved across the street by using the strength of horses, pulleys and American ingenuity. Participants will enjoy learning about such famous feats in construction, founding personalities, and masterful workmanship that are still in use. We will visit three churches. Bring a lunch to enjoy or share in a nearby park afterwards. Dads get a discount (only $25)! Meet at Our Lady of…

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International Sampler

June 19 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This diverse sampling includes.... drum roll.... a Czech church  that features a simple, sturdy prairie style, a magnificent Polish model of the Basilica of "St Paul Outside the Walls'" in Rome,  lunch at an Italian eatery and a German Gothic noted in Ripley's Believe It or Not for being built without a nail.... all in one tour! Come with us! Tickets: $46 Coach transportation to Chicago will be provided from: 4130 147th St, Keeler Ave. Midlothian IL 60445, or meet…

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Ravenswood / Lakeview

June 21 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

This joyful combination of exuberant architecture stretches the imagination to encounter realities just beyond the senses. We will see three beauties built with German precision, Irish intelligence and Polish perseverance. Through tornado, fire and deliberately chosen, yet radical, reconstruction, these churches reflect the resilience of Faith and a Spirit of generosity. Come with us to visit St Alphonsus, Our Lady of Lourdes and St Josaphat. Coach transportation provided from Lake Zurich. Lunch on your own. Call Tami for more info…

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